Most Expensive Secondary Schools in Nigeria


Most Expensive Secondary Schools in Nigeria – With the ineptitude of state and the federal government at providing quality education for young Nigerians, private schools have constantly been on the rise – to salvage the failing educational system in Nigeria.

Private schools have been able to salvage the depleting education system by raising the standard of education and as a result, they get more patronage than government schools notwithstanding the fact that they are expensive and can be afforded only by the rich and middle-class citizens.

While they are no doubt expensive and not meant for all, private schools, with Nigeria’s present structure, is at the fore of providing quality, sound education because their environments are properly controlled and duly monitored as opposed to what is obtainable in government-owned schools.

Most Expensive Secondary Schools in Nigeria

In no particular order, below is a list of all Nigeria’s most expensive secondary schools and the cost of their school/tuition fees.

1. Dowen College


It is situated in Lekki, Lagos and consists of day and boarding houses. The year of the foundation is 1997, the students can receive here broad and balanced education in a friendly environment. There are computer center, rich library, cultural facilities, and many more. The fee for boarding students is N2,000,000 per year, and N1,250,000 for day students. The fee includes school uniform, feeding, textbooks and house wear.

2. Chrisland College


The school is located in Egbeda, Lagos. The school is equipped with modern laboratories, air-conditioned classrooms, and many more. The fee is N2,000,000 per year. It can be paid termly or annually.

3. Atlantic Hall secondary school

Atlantic Hall

It was founded in 1989 by the Educational Trust Council. It is a full boarding school that is situated close to the Atlantic Ocean in Epe. These facilities include a medical centre, well-equipped laboratories, sports facilities, and many other things required for comfortable and versatile education. The students are involved in many social activities such as talent and dance shows, concerts and films. The fee is N2,270,000.

4. Hillcrest School


Hillcrest is an international Christian school situated in the beautiful city of Jos. Hillcrest is a Christian School with an American model of education. It was founded in 1942 as a school for missionary children. There are three parts of a school: elementary, middle, and high school. Most graduates of the school are admitted into North American universities. Below is a breakdown of its tuition fee:

Grade Level  Tuition per Student per Year
All New Students N50,000 (development fee, one-time payment)
Grades K – 5 N1,847,000.00
Grades 6 – 8 N2,610,000.00
Grades 9 – 12 N3,065,000.00
Hostel Fees N1,921,000.00

5. Loyola Jesuit College


Loyola Jesuit College is a co-educational boarding secondary school in the Jesuit tradition. The college opened with JSS-1 in 1996 and now has over 600 students in JSS-1 to SSS-3. It is a full boarding school, with teaching and supervision from members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in collaboration with the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus and dedicated lay teachers and staff. The school is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria in Africa, situated on a beautiful 28.5-hectare site in the village of Gidan Mangoro. The tuition fee is N2,800,000.

6. Greensprings School

Greensprings School

Greenspring school was founded in 1985 in Anthony, Lagos. From its first campus, situated in the heart of the Lagos mainland, which started with only 3 pupils, Greensprings School has grown tremendously in size and has also now established a state of the art campus on the Lekki Peninsula and Ikoyi, with a combined student population of over 2,500 pupils. The fee for boarding students stands around N3,185,200 per year and it includes textbooks, tuition, and school uniforms.

7. Whiteplains British School

Whiteplains British School was founded in 2007 by a group of entrepreneurial-minded individuals within and outside Nigeria, some of whom were either related by school experience or family ties. Located in Abuja, WBS is a school of British education style for students between the age of 2 to 18 years. Tuition fee is around N3.6 million per annum.

8. Day Waterman College

Day Waterman College

Day Waterman College is a boarding school with an exciting learning environment for students between age 11 – 16 years old. The school is situated in Ogun State, Nigeria. Outstanding quality equipment and facilities have been provided to create the best atmosphere for studying. Day Waterman College tuition sits fee is N3.7 million per year.

9. Lekki British International School

Lekki British International School

Lekki British International School is one of the top private secondary schools in Nigeria. It was established in 2000. The school has an international standard studying environment, with well-equipped laboratories, air-conditioned classrooms, theater room, and internet-connected computers. The tuition fee is around N4,000,300 per session.

10. British International School

It was organized as a multinational English secondary school in 2001. There are music suites, multi-purpose hall, theater, science suites, computer suites, and many more, the tuition fee is around N4,480,000 a session, this price includes all school services. The school is situated in Lagos.

11. Grange High School

Grange High School, Lagos provides qualitative British education at a very sophisticated level for its students. It is one of the few schools in Nigeria to be accredited by the United Kingdom independent association of preparatory schools. It is one of the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria and is situated at the G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos state with a fee of N4.5 Million.

12. Meadow Hall

Meadow Hall was founded in 2002. The school seeks to develop its students in all relevant areas and raising students who are passionate about learning. It is located in Lagos-Epe expressway in Lekki and the tuition fee is around N3 Million.

13. Chrisland College

Chrisland College is located in the capital of Lagos – Ikeja. Chrisland College is equipped with facilities required to create a comfortable learning environment for an average child, a visit to the school premises will leave you impressed. Tuition fee at Chrisland College is around N2 Million per annum.

14. Corona Secondary School

Corona Secondary School is a world-class school that grooms and equips her student to sit and qualify for all classes of examinations. It is situated in Agbara, Ogun State, Nigeria. Corona Secondary School’s tuition fee is around N2 Million – N2.5 Million per annum.

15. Charles Dale Memorial International School

Charles Dale Memorial International School

Other than Lagos, Abuja and Jos, Port Harcourt is also home to some of Nigeria’s most expensive secondary schools. Charles Dale Memorial International School is a co-educational and multi-cultural admitting students both nationally and internationally. It is strictly boarding and has a standard living, learning, and recreational facilities. It is recognized and celebrated for the strength of its programs, its warm and nurturing culture, and its strong sense of community. We are an established school that has worked hard over a number of years to provide good education to all our students and provide them with opportunities to develop. It operates a combination of the British and Nigerian curriculum and has about N 2 Million as school fees per annum.

16. Nigerian Turkish International College

Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja:

Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja is one of the best and expensive secondary schools in Abuja. The school was established with the aim of boosting the relationship between Nigeria and Turkey in 1998. It operates a Turkish curriculum and offers excellent curricular activities. Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja stands at N1.6 Million per annum.

17. Norwegian International School

Norwegian International School

Norwegian International School (NIS) is situated in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. Norwegian International School began in 1983 with two teachers and approximately twelve students. The school was founded in order to meet the needs of the expatriates working for Eastern Bulkcem Cement Company. As the years went by, NIS grew and children from other companies began to attend NIS. Today, the school is enriched with different nationalities and continues to provide top-quality international education to children from ages 12 months to 16 years old. Norwegian International School tuition fee is said to be around N2 Million. Tuition Fees are payable annually or termly.

18. Lead British International School

Lead British International School

Lead British International School, Abuja, is located at Aliyu Mustafa Crescent, Off Wole Soyinka Street, Opposite Trafford Hotel, 2nd Avenue, Gwarinpa, Abuja. The school enrol Pupils and Students into Early Years, Primary, Secondary and also create a learning space for Pre-University. A common feature of Lead British International School is the provision of up-to-date hard and software technology to equip them for the technological world. Tuition fees stand around N1 Million.

19. International Community School (ICS)

International Community School Abuja

The International Community School, Abuja was founded in 1998 with a vision to provide a Christian international education for both the expatriate and Nigerian community. From a humble beginning of just eight students, it has grown to become a full early year, elementary and secondary school of over 500 students from approximately 40 countries. ICS facilities include 48 air-conditioned classrooms, three science labs, ESL room, two libraries, four halls, a gymnasium, two art studios, etc. ICS tuition fees reportedly stands around N1.9 Million.

20. Greenoak International School

Greenoak International School

Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt is an International School. The school has a total population of over 630 highly motivated students. Greenoak admits children aged 5 years to 16 years from various corners of the globe. The school operates a hybrid curriculum consisting of the innovative International Primary Curriculum (IPC), British/American Curricula and the Nigerian curriculum.  GIS Primary was founded in September 2004 while GIS Secondary was founded in 2008 by two experienced educationists whose children all studied abroad.  Their vision was fueled by a desire to create a world-class international school. Greenoak International School tuition fee is around N1.9 Million.

Worthy Mention…

21. Bloombreed Schools

Bloombreed High School

Located in Port Harcourt, Bloombreed was established in 1998 by Mrs. Olufunke Sunmonu, a seasoned educationist, mother and wife fondly referred to as ‘big auntie’. Bloombreed Schools is a British Council accredited independent, Christian, co-educational Day and Boarding School. The boarding school is located at the tranquil and secure Boskel Road, after Intels Bus Stop, Port Harcourt, while the Day School is located off NTA Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. While we cannot be specific with the tuition fee of the school, Bloombreed is no doubt one of Nigeria’s most expensive secondary schools.

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